MCCANN Kevin Shear

  •, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada
  • Agroecology, Biodiversity, Food webs, Interaction networks, Theoretical ecology
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The inherent multidimensionality of temporal variability: How common and rare species shape stability patterns
Jean-François Arnoldi, Michel Loreau, Bart Haegeman

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Diversity-Stability and the Structure of Perturbations

In his 1972 paper “Will a Large Complex System Be Stable?” [1], May challenges the idea that large communities are more stable than small ones. This was the beginning of a fundamental debate that still structures an entire research area in ecology: the diversity-stability debate [2]. The most salient strength of May’s work was to use a mathematical argument to refute an idea based on the observations that simple communities are less stable than large ones. Using the formalism of dynamical...


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